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Marshall MA50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head
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      Marshall MA50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head (583688)

50W of pure, all-tube Marshall sound at a never-before-seen price.

Marshall has always sought to provide outstanding tone to guitarists of every budget, and with the new MA Series, all-tube Marshall tone is now more affordable than ever. The MA50H 50W tube head was carefully designed by Marshall's R&D team using the same basic principles as all Marshall amps—to deliver colorful, dynamic, unmistakable Marshall tube tone in a road-ready package.

Attractive Looks
The aesthetics of the MA50H head have been specially designed to create a look that stands apart from most other Marshall amps, while still retaining the essence of what people have become familiar with for over 45 years. Two orange LEDs illuminate the interior of the unit, highlighting the power tubes. This effect is visible through the fret cloth where the trusty white script logo is mounted onto a solid piece of transparent Perspex.

Tube Power And Tone Simply Executed
The MA50H is powered using the traditional Marshall mainstays of ECC83 double triode tubes in the preamp, and EL34 pentode tubes in the power amp. The layout and controls are kept simple, allowing you to explore unhindered the full potential of the all-tube tone within. The MA50H has separate EQ stages for both the Clean and Overdrive channels so you can optimally adjust each one without compromising the other. An extra benefit has been provided in the form of a tube-driven Boost function on the OD channel giving you, for example, a solo boost with more volume and gain. The amp also contains a spring reverb for use with all channels within the amp.

Intuitive And Practical
The MA50H was designed with the flexible control demanded by today's players in mind, but with a streamlined feature set to keep it cost effective. Whether in your own home or gigging, setting up the sounds and relative levels is very easy. The supplied footswitch assists live performance letting you toggle between settings like Clean to Overdrive, Clean to Boosted Overdrive, and Overdrive to Boosted Overdrive, ensuring maximum versatility.

Even though the MA range is designed as a no-frills, all-tube guitar amplifier, Marshall included a couple of extra features that allow for even more versatility. In addition to the all-tube preamp and power amp tone, MA amplifiers are equipped with an onboard spring reverb tank for an extra dimension to your sound. With the front-panel level control you can easily dial in how much you need for your own taste. All MA amplifiers are also equipped with a serial external effects loop for guitarists who want to add effects units into their sound. The nominal level of -10dBV is suited to stompboxes primarily, but not exclusively.

Marshall MA50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Features:

  • 50W of all-tube Marshall tone
    2 channels
    3 ECC83 preamp tubes
    2 EL34 power tubes
    Independent volume and 3-band EQ controls per channel
    Gain, Crunch, and Balance controls on OD channel
    Master Presence, Resonance, Reverb controls
    Spring reverb
    Serial effects loop
    Footswitch included

Marshall MA50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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  • No frills, no crunch, no like

    As reviewed by EMGmikey on 5/26/2011

    I am really upset that marshall has the nerve to put this out and expect it to sell like crazy, the clean is okay, but its almost like a solid state clean, very bouncy which is nice, but with the overdrive it turns to a very very very loose half a**ed "crunch". the MG series has more bite than this, but i will add that it is a tube, so maybe a pedal distortion would help, but alone its a mess, however! i will say for clean and overall sound from the gain its okay but not for the price.

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  • Undecided, but not too happy at this point.

    As reviewed by Chas on 3/10/2011

    I got my MA 50 watter today and like everyone says, The clean channel is good to go but I just can't seem to get a good overdrive or boost sound out of it. The reverb doesn't seem to be working either. Someone said that the overdive/Boost has to be cranked up for for the reverb to work.. That sucks and also doesn't sound right to me. I really didnt expect this head to sound like my JCM 900 but I did expect more from this amp! To be fair, I'll spend more time with it and see what I can tweek out of it. I'm thinking i'll have to go shopping for a stomp box or two to bring out that Marshall growl.... Right now though, I'm NOT too happy with this product.

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  • A real Marshall?!?!

    As reviewed by Victor on 1/7/2010

    i waited a long time for this amp to come and when i got it, it didn't come with a power cord when it was supposed to!! i had a spare around the house though. I run the head through a MC2X12 cab and the clean channel sounds nice, but the overdrive channel only sounds good when the volume is at noon.the boost is the same way.If you play in your home like i do this amp will be too loud to play with full good tone. The amp is made in Korea and to me it sounds like it too. it misses some punch and feel the UK ones have. effect pedals sound nice through it, like delay and wha and it looks really nice, especially with the see through face cloth with the light is really cool, but it just doesn't make me want to play like crazy. I had more thrill waiting for it than having it.

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